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What are your family heirlooms worth? Find out Saturday in Orillia

Orillia Museum of Art & History hosting What's It Worth sessions next three Saturdays; Two sessions will focus on small treasures and heirlooms, one on art

Have you ever wondered if those old items tucked away in the basement or attic are worth anything? Want to find out? 

Head to the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) this month - and bring your antiques!

Inspired by the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, which has been on air since 1979, OMAH will have experts on hand to share their knowledge.  

Our team of experts will provide you with all the information you’ve always wanted to know.

“What’s it Worth?” will take place at the museum, located at 30 Peter St. S. in Orillia. 

OMAH is honoured to be joined by Julie Riches of Riches Appraisals & Consult (International Society of  Appraisers). Her areas of expertise include silver, art glass, porcelain, ceramics, bronzes, sculptures, furniture, coins, military items, and fine art. 

Themed evaluations will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 17, and 24.

Saturday, Aug. 10 is small treasures and heirlooms. Riches will be joining us to evaluate your treasures. 

Saturday, Aug. 17 is also focused on small treasures and heirlooms. Joining Riches will be military collector Carl Black and local historian Marcel Rousseau. 

Saturday, Aug. 24, as a complement to the popular Orillia Starry Night Studio and Gallery Tour, evaluations will be conducted on art. 

To guarantee your spot, please pre-register by dropping in at the museum or calling 705-326-2159. 

  • Pre-Register for 1 item: $15
  • Pre-Register for 3 items: $40
  • Day of event drop in for 1 item: $20
  • Day of event drop in for 3 items: $50

The event is a fundraising initiative for OMAH and proceeds will go to support the conservation of the museum’s collection.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is home to thousands of artifacts from Orillia and its surrounding area.  From scientific specimens and photographs, to archives and oral histories, OMAH offers a wide range of research possibilities and educational programs complemented by a body of rich and exciting exhibitions.

Our program of art exhibitions showcases some of the best work from Orillia and area, alongside some of the most important Canadian artists working today.  OMAH's exhibition schedule is committed to featuring work that is challenging, diverse and relevant to our visitors and the wider community in an effort to create a supportive environment for culture to thrive.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History would like to acknowledge the support of its members, partners and donors, and the City of Orillia.